Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know nothing which life has to offer so satisfying as the profound good understanding, which can subsist, after much exchange of good offices, between two virtuous men, each of whom is sure of himself, and sure of his friend. It is a happiness which postpones all other gratifications, and makes politics, and commerce, and churches, cheap.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).
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